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The meeting between the Federal Government and the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, yesterday ended in a deadlock as both parties were not able to reach an agreement.
ASUU had met with Professor Brigg’s renegotiation committee with a view to finding a solution to the lingering labour dispute which has resulted in the closure of the country’s universities for over six months.
The meeting which took place at the National Universities Commission, NUC, headquarters, Abuja, ended without n agreement being reached.
Reports say the Prof. Briggs’ committee failed to present new offers on the table, thus prompting the university teachers to stage a walkout.
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A source who pleaded anonymity claimed the committee only pleaded with the union to suspend the strike with a promise that their demands will be captured in the 2023 budget.
Recall that ASUU had on February 14, 2022, embarked on a strike over contending issues with the federal government. Among the issues are the renegotiation of the 2009 agreement, payment platform, and the unpaid earned academic allowance.